Owls visited our fair city last weekend and kids were there in droves to see them. Licensed wildlife rehab maven and Massachusetts resident Patricia Bade (given the punchy name “Owl Woman” by her Penobscot elders before she could say “boo”) brought her un-releasable saw-whet owl and screech owl to Maynard Ecology Center for a familyContinue reading “Airport Owls, Hooting Toddlers: A Feathered Friend in Cambridge”
Amid reports that in the last few days a Snowy Owl has perched at the Boston Museum of Science (on the Cambridge side), easily viewed by passersby, I offer this news on air traffic and owls in one city. Logan Airport shows the way as snowy owls alight – Metro – The Boston Globe.
WHAT ART THOU, LITTLE BIRD? Developmental Mechanisms for the Origin and Evolution of Birds Lecture by Arkhat Abzhanov, Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 6:00 pm We might think robins are simply a common backyard bird, but actually they represent one of the most unusual, successful, and abundant animalsContinue reading “Two Natural History Events in Greater Boston coming up on 1/31 and 2/2”
“Children are beautifully adapted to learn about many possible worlds.” from The Wisdom of Not Being Too Rational – ScienceNOW. A psychologist at the University of Cambridge who studies bird cognition has looked at how crows solve problems, the latest in research showing they are rather intelligent. Two of her graduate students, Lucy Cheke and ElsaContinue reading “Of Crows and Kids”